This is take two on this post- I've had internet problems for a couple months now, but this time it's been so bad we actually called in for a service person to stop by and look at it- and of course, since we live in an old house, the wiring is outdated and loose. He tacked it down for us, and it appears to be working nicely, given my post was actually saving yesterday- last Saturday, it didn't, and I didn't find that out until I logged onto Blogger to find this post form blank and untitled. I may have shed a few tears.
Recent Acquisitions (or the Piling of the-Piles):the-pile Additions:
...I did, however, pre-order a few books, but I'll be talking about those whenever I get them.
It turns out the internet is awesome at keeping me on track with reading books. While the internet was down, I took to writing my own instead of reading more- which is great, as I usually can't write a bunch of pages with ease like I did.
For once, I have zero books to fill this category. I've read a bit of a lot of books, but nothing is catching my interest (not even books by my favorite authors, which usually pull me out of slumps with ease).
|A handy little syrinx infographic I made with my MRI- your spinal cord (the dark tube space) isn't supposed to have white stuff/syrinxes in it.|
I went to my second appointment at University of Utah to find out one of the things I dealt with before might actually be causing the syrinx in my spine. I had adhesions binding up my intestines when I was about 16 years old- which were only found because they suspected I might have endometriosis with all my odd stomach pain (I didn't). Those same adhesions can be built in your spine and cause a syrinx (adhesions usually built up in your body because of trauma, etc., but mine had no known cause). Because of this, I get to have a CT myelogram, where they put dye in your spine to see if any adhesions are there (because MRIs can't see them). Because my case is a bit odd- I have spastic walking, yet my reflexes are normal, they also want to have nerve conduction studies on all my limbs to rule out anything else causing my odd walk. Since I already had one on my left arm pre-odd-walking due to what I referred to as its zombie state (really difficult to feel/grasp things), I'm much less nervous about my four limb test than I am about my CT myelogram.
In summation to this long medical spiel- after all the tests are done, we may have a definitive answer to why I can't walk well, which is encouraging. I did learn that I've lost a bunch of sensitivity in my hands, which may explain why I have a hard time typing/holding things/living life sometimes.